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And, though after my Skin, Worms destroy this Body, yet in my Flesh shall I see God, Job 19. 26.

1 WHat tho my Soul rent from the close imbrace
2 Of this material consort, take its flight,
3 (Exil'd the Confines of her Native place)
4 And leave these eyes clos'd in a Dismal Night:
5 She shall agen resume the dear abode,
6 And, cloath'd in Flesh, I shall behold my God.
II.
7 Tho in the Gloomy Regions of the Grave,
8 Forgotten, and insensible I lye;
9 That tedious night shall a bright morning have,
10 The welcome dawnings of Eternity.
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11 My Soul shall then resume her old abode,
12 And cloath'd in flesh, I shall behold my God.
III.
13 Altho resolv'd unto my Native dust,
14 Its proper part, each Element refine;
15 Yet at my awfull Makers breath they must
16 The Individual Particles resign:
17 And then my Soul shall take her old abode,
18 And cloath'd in Flesh, I shall behold my God.

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Title (in Source Edition): And, though after my Skin, Worms destroy this Body, yet in my Flesh shall I see God, Job 19. 26.
Themes: God
Genres: paraphrase

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Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, pp. 15-16. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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